Prepare to witness death-defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo. Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It's a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss!FONZ Members enjoy special pricing and early ticket access beginning Sept.18. Not a member? Join today!
You won't want to miss:
- Live entertainment and performers
- Amazing oddities and performance artists
- After-hours access to animal houses and exhibits, including:
- Small Mammal House
- Reptile Discovery Center
- Great Cats Circle
- Costume contest on the Great Meadow
- RIP—ride in peace—on the Speedwell Conservation Carousel & snowless tubing (additional charge)
In addition to the general attractions, VIP tickets include:
- VIP express check-in
- Three (3) drink tickets
- Souvenir tumbler
- Private access to the VIP bar and lounge in Great Meadow
- Private dance party
- Complimentary food tastings from DC restaurants
- Exclusive, VIP-only animal experiences and viewings
- One (1) ticket for snowless tubing
- The Big Cheese
- Cap Mac
- Chix N Stix
- DC Empanadas
- DC Slices
- Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company
- Sloppy Mama's
Join FONZ to take advantage of early ticket sales and discounts beginning Sept.18. Non-member tickets go on sale Sept. 22.
General Admission Tickets
- $30 for Members
- $40 for Non-members
Tickets include two (2) drink tickets, live band karaoke, a dance party, live entertainment, after-hours access to animal houses, animal experiences and complimentary soda and water.
- $65 for Members
- $90 for Non-members
VIP Tickets include all general admission attractions, three (3) drink tickets, VIP express check-in, souvenir tumbler, 1 ticket for snowless tubing, and private access to the VIP bar and lounge, a private dance party , complimentary food tastings from DC restaurants, exclusive animal demonstrations.
We encourage you to drink responsibly and take public transportation.
Only the Connecticut Avenue entrance will be open for vehicles.
- $11 for Members
- $22 for Non-members
The Zoo is accessible via the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo or Cleveland Park metro station. The Zoo entrance lies halfway between these stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.
You must be at least 21-years-old to attend Night of the Living Zoo. A valid ID is required for admission. Babies and children will not be admitted.
In the interest of safety, the following items are prohibited:
- Weapons, and weapon-like items (hatchets, swords, baseball bats, etc.)
Food will be available to purchase at food trucks and Zoo restaurants throughout the event.
Credit cards are accepted at most food trucks, but not all. ATMs are located inside the Zoo's Visitor Center and Mane Restaurant.
Smoking is not permitted on Zoo grounds.
Night of the Living Zoo is held rain or shine.
Ticket sales are final. No refunds. Tickets will be accepted only on the date for which they are purchased.